Giacomo Abbruzzese at Cinéma Public

This February, we’re delighted to welcome director Giacomo Abbruzzese for the Canadian premiere of his latest film, Disco Boy, winner of a Silver Bear at the Berlinale. In a one-off screening on February 7, we’ll also present his short documentary America, nominated for the César for Best Documentary Short. You’ll have several opportunities to meet the director over the course of the week!

In partnership with

Istituto Italiano di Cultura – Montreal

Labdoc (laboratoire de recherche sur les pratiques audiovisuelles documentaires)

Global Emergent Media Lab

International cinema


Claudio was born in Greece, raised in Venice, married in Taranto, and it was in New York that he was murdered after twenty years of pursuing the American dream. Giacomo Abbruzzese reconstructs his grandfather’s story, immersing us in the New York of the sixties.

Giacomo Abbruzzese
France, Italy

language: Italian, English
subtitles: French

58 min

International cinema

Disco Boy

Ready to do anything to escape Belarus, Aleksei joins the Foreign Legion. He is sent to fight in the Niger Delta, where Jomo, a young revolutionary, is fighting against the oil companies that have devastated his village. In the jungle, their dreams and destinies cross paths.

Giacomo Abbruzzese
France, Italy, Belgium, Poland

language: French, English, Ibo, Russian
subtitles: English

92 min

Cinéma Public,
a cinema on the move